Jamie Jackson is a partner in K&L Gates' Public Policy practice group where she focuses her practice on national security, emerging technologies, and congressional investigations matters. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Senior Counsel to former U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer.
Jamie previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Staff Lead for Oversight and Investigations for the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). On HASC, Jamie advised committee Chairman Adam Smith on matters related to passage of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). She also crafted bipartisan legislation on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, acquisition policy, supply chain security, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and military justice matters.
Jamie has held national security-related positions in both the Obama and Biden presidential administrations. Prior to her service on HASC, Jamie was appointed by President Obama to serve as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs and, subsequently, as National Security Director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. She recently served as Security Clearance Counsel at the Biden White House.
Earlier in her career, Jamie served as a foreign policy Legislative Assistant to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a former chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. In 2018, Jamie was selected by New America as a “next generation leader” in national security and foreign policy. She is also a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Jamie is a two-time graduate of the University of Virginia, having received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Social Foundations of Education. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Jamie is a Member of the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Military Justice.